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ECONOMY

G20 Alert: The Trade War Gets Existential

It is no exaggeration to say that the escalation of the trade war has put the likelihood of a new global recession triggered by the…
ECONOMY

Acche Din, Redux: The Business Outlook for Modi’s Second Term

The election victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was extraordinary and unexpected. Opinion polling and recent state election…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

China and the Rise of Africa

China’s role in Africa is growing, and is becoming key to the continent’s economic rise. Already, China is Africa’s largest trade partner. The volume of…
ENVIRONMENT

Why the “Anthropocene” Is Not “Climate Change” and Why It Matters

“Anthropocene” is a widely proposed name for the geological epoch that covers human impact on our planet. But it is not synonymous with “climate change,”…
DEMOCRACY

When Public and Private Merge: South Korea and the Chaebol

South Korea was recently shaken by a series of corruption scandals that led to the impeachment and imprisonment of former President Park Geun-hye. Several chaebol,…
FINANCE

Asia’s Financial Future is Green

As the global community grows increasingly concerned about environmental and societal issues, governments across the world are gradually transitioning to “green growth.” This involves aligning…
INDUSTRY

Innovation Isn’t Just About High-Tech in Asia

Many Asian economies are focusing on innovation and regional emerging markets to drive growth. The economic model “Thailand 4.0,” for example, presents a broad development…
DEMOCRACY

What Needs to be Done to Improve Government Accountability

Every organization—even a government—needs a vision. But who audits governments’ results? Political scientists would tell you that voters do. Economists would tell you that investors…
ENVIRONMENT

Depopulation Dividend for a Shrinking Japan

Japan is experiencing dramatic demographic change due to rapid aging and, since 2008, depopulation. Conventionally, these are considered to be economic “problems” to be “solved,”…
INDUSTRY

Security Implications of China’s Rising Appetite for Seafood

Today, each person eats, on average, about twice as much fish as 50 years ago. But according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the…
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